Drawings of Cyprinoids

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The 5 hand-drawn illustrations were created by John Drayton, and are of fish observed or collected by the United States Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842. Includes two photograph copies of a sketch of local indigenous child from near the Columbia River. Some illustrations are sketches and others are highly detailed and hand-colored. They include species name, notes, two sets of numbers, and sometimes location. Sometimes notes are about different states in appearance of the specimen in life and death. Several are dated May of 1841. Locations noted include areas through the northwest United States: Puget Sound, Columbia River, Fort Vancouver, Walla Wall River, and Willamette Falls, Oregon.

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  • Ichthyology
  • Anthropology


  • Oregon
  • Willamette Falls
  • United States
  • Fort Vancouver
  • Walla Walla River
  • Puget Sound
  • Columbia River


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Illustrations

Accession #

SIA RU007186

Collection name

United States Exploring Expedition Collection, 1838-1885

Physical Description

1 folder

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 6 Folder 14